|Random Proportions - Loose Link|
Debut release from Loose Link, a sound collage artist from New Zealand. Random Proportions is a collection of hip-hop breaks, cut'n'paste samples, audio collages and unconnected sounds connected. Instead of pasting together samples and loops into pop songs, a la The Avalanches and RJD2, Loose Link arranges them into thick, layered soundscapes, morphing voices, beats and orchestras into a blanket of comforting chaos which owes as much to ambient as it does hip-hop and breakbeat...
Keywords: loose link; jerky oats; cut-up; hip-hop; sample; breakbeat; experimental; dub; glitch; ambient; electronic
|Terminal Window - Various Artists|
Terminal Window is a music project from FSOLBoard, a community of Future Sound of London fans on the internet. Artists on the board were invited to contribute tracks and collaborations to the album, given nothing but the title Terminal Window. The final record holds together incredibly well as an individual album, merging ambient breaks from the likes of Loose Link and Noisesurfer with more traditional ambience of Off Land and cubus, and more experimental sounds from Herd and Full-Source...
Keywords: fsol; future sound of london; cubus; second thought; noisesurfer; off land; full-source; herd; clockwork keyboard; loose link; ambient; experimental; techno; idm; noise; dark ambient; breakbeat; electronic
|Electron Mace EP - Loose Link|
Loose Link's second release, the Electron Mace EP charts a gradual move away from his debut album, towards a more fractured sound, with samples, loops and beats fitting together in a less logical, more abstract manner. The first five tracks are all reworkings by Loose Link himself, while the second half of the package finds remixes in various styles, from the Euro-dance leanings of Dinimiciúla Duo, Option Command's more modern computer cool, cubus and Human Robot's ambience, Second Thought's ac...
Keywords: loose link; jerky oats; cut-up; hip-hop; sample; breakbeat; experimental; dub; glitch; ambient; electronic; sven meyer; dinimiciéla duo; option command; cubus; second thought; human robot interaction; flying battery